Martin Campbell Biography
(New Zealand Director Known for His Films: ‘The Mask of Zorro’, ‘GoldenEye’ and ‘Casino Royale’)
Birthday: October 24, 1943 (Scorpio)
Born In: Hastings, New Zealand
Martin Campbell is a UK-based film and TV director from New Zealand. He is known for the British miniseries ‘Edge of Darkness’, for which he won the BAFTA Award. Other works he is known for include the James Bond movies ‘GoldenEye’ and ‘Casino Royale’. Campbell was born in Hastings, New Zealand. He moved to London during his early years and initially began a career as a cameraman. His first work as a director was in the sex film ‘The Sex Thief.’ He came to popularity after he directed the British drama miniseries ‘Edge of Darkness’. Though the series had only six episodes, it was appreciated by the critics and audience. It also won Martin the BAFTA Award for ‘Best Drama Series’. His career reached new heights in the ensuing years after he got the chance to direct the spy film ‘GoldenEye’, which was based on the character James Bond. He also directed another James Bond film, ‘Casino Royale’, which received positive reviews and became the highest grossing James Bond film of its time.